A professional artist and art educator, Mindrup has used her talents to promote awareness and raise funds to fight the genetic disease Neurofibromatosis (NF). Mindrup received her master of fine arts from the Art Institution of Boston at Lesley University and also studied at the Art Academy of Los Angeles. Her life changed when her son was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis (NF). Since the disease was little-known and received little research funding, she began painting portraits for people who donated to NF charities. Her “Many Faces of NF” collection has been shown internationally. In 2020, she was appointed as the Richard L. Deming, MD endowed chair in medical humanities in Creighton University’s School of Medicine, bringing together art and medicine. Mindrup’s work has been shown nationally and internationally including the Queens Museum in Queens, NY, Creighton University, Augusta University, Positive Exposure in NYC, Vanderbilt University and Washington University Medical School.